The goal of this study was to determine if the microsporidium Thelohania solenopsae occurs in Louisiana Red Imported Fire Ant populations, and to relate its abundance and distribution to fire ant density and social form (monogyne vs polygyne), habitat and soil characteristics, and meteorology.
Species 1: Hymenoptera Formicidae Solenopsis invicta (Red Imported Fire Ant)
Species 2: Microsporida Thelohaniidae Thelohania solenopsae
Keywords: biological control
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